Feeds

Bulldog offers 2Mbps broadband for punters

Central London only

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The essential guide to IT transformation

Bulldog Communications has unveiled an unbundled 2Mbps ADSL service aimed at home users. Available to some 400,000 punters in central London, the Primetime 2000 service costs £39.99 a month.

Service activation costs £99 although punters can get it for £49 if they sign up for the service before the end of January.

The service offers 2Mbps downstream and 400Kbps upstream and is aimed at heavy Net users and gamers.

However, the faster speed is only available during off-peak hours - weeknights (6pm - 8am), all weekend (6pm Friday - 8am Monday), and Bank holidays. During the rest of the time the service runs at 512kbps.

Of course, this is exactly the kind of innovative product that comes from infrastructure competition. Unfortunately, local loop unbundling (LLU) hasn't been a great success in the UK.

A recent report from the Government's Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG) concluded that LLU had "not had a significant impact on competition". At the end of August there were just 1,100 unbundled lines in the UK, it said. ®

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
Shoot-em-up: Sony Online Entertainment hit by 'large scale DDoS attack'
Games disrupted as firm struggles to control network
BT customers face broadband and landline price hikes
Poor punters won't be affected, telecoms giant claims
Netflix swallows yet another bitter pill, inks peering deal with TWC
Net neutrality crusader once again pays up for priority access
EE: STILL Blighty's best mobe network, says 'Frappucino' Moore
Fresh round of network stats fisticuffs possibly on the cards here
US TV stations bowl sueball directly at FCC's spectrum mega-sale
Broadcasters upset about coverage and cost as they shift up and down the dials
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?